A William Butler Yeats encyclopedia by Yeats, William Butler; Yeats, William Butler; McCready, Sam

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Boston: Harvard University Press, 1971. ALLGOOD, SARA (1883–1950), Irish stage and film actress. A member of the original Abbey Theatre company and sister of the actress Ma´ ire O’Neill, Sara Allgood was born into a working-class family in Dublin. On leaving school, she was apprenticed to an upholsterer, and it was only when she joined Inghı´nidhe na hE´ ireann (Daughters of Ireland), the militant nationalist organization founded by Maud Gonne, that she gained her first acting experience. Among the cultural activities of the Inghı´nidhe na hE´ ireann was a drama class taught by the brothers Frank and W.

Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1976. BALLYGAWLEY HILL[S] (Irish: Baile Dhalaigh), range of hills, south of Sligo (town). It is mentioned by WBY in his play The Land of Heart’s Desire (CPl. 68), in which the Faery Child claims to be older than the eagle-cock on Ballygawley Hill. In ‘‘Red Hanrahan’s Curse’’ (MY. 238–45), the poet Hanrahan puts a curse on the old eagle-cock of Ballygawley Hill and on the gray pike of Castle Dargan Lake, which is near the town of Ballygawley. A high point in the Ballygawley Hills is Birds’ Mountain.

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992; Green, Miranda J. Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend. London: Thames & Hudson, 1992; Mac Cana, Proinsias. Celtic Mythology. Feltham, Middlesex: Newnes, 1983. BALSCADDEN COTTAGE, Kilrock Road, Howth, Dublin (county). After leaving London in 1881, John B. Yeats and his family (with the exception of Jack, 28 BALZAC, HONORE´ DE who was with his grandparents in Sligo) lived in Balscadden Cottage, from late fall 1881 to spring 1882.

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